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The Counter Cafe

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7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA, England (Formerly The Counter)
+44 7834 275920
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The breakfast here is great, I have always loved the atmosphere, the food, the people, the positioning a stones throw from the olympic stadium and a not too long a walk from victoria park this place is well worth a visit high recommended

Thank Joe C
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is a little greasy here. Busy place, hard to find a table on a weekend morning. Lovely views of the west ham stadium just across the river stream flowing by the restaurant. :)

Thank Vaibhav P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good here, it does get busy and would advise to avoid the mid morning rush. I find the food a tad pricy but it is good for what it is, and if you can bag a seat on the jetty it's even better.

Thank HeyheyMistaP
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It's a very popular weekend brunch cafe. There was a long queue but enough seating. The food took a while to arrive as did drinks and both were cold when they did. It's a unique spot and lovely on a sunny day.

Thank NatNatlondon1
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for brunch and was lucky enough to grab a water side table. Opted for the Counter (veggie) breakfast one regular breakfast. The breakfasts were delicious (not had chilli beans, potatoes and avocado on a breakfast before!), but both breakfasts were delivered about 5 minutes apart and were not particularly hot when they arrived! However, obviously a very popular venue,... More 

Thank Jacky M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It's not the most clean place you have been but the food is good and the deck on the river gives you a peaceful time.

Thank tiny_fairy15
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Came here for breakfast during the week and sat on the lovely jetty. We had pancakes and granola which was delicious. Will definitely return to try more of the menu.

Thank Thirtylicious
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Counter is only open usually for breakfast and lunch. If the sun is out there is no better place on Fish Island to have your morning coffee. Good coffee, simple honest food and mostly friendly staff.

Thank Carla O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This part of Hackney Wick is a bit of strange area, lots of old warehouses, building sites and derelict land, so not the sort of place you'd usually come and visit - although it's not far from the Olympic Park. But if you do end up here, this place is worth punt. It sits on the canal and has a... More 

Thank Deetee100
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

All day breakfast on a floating terrace (or indoor, in an art-gallery like setting) , by the Regent's canal and with view on the Olympic stadium... Food is simple and reasonably priced, well cooked and filling, with choices (not many) for both meat eaters and vegetarians. Not sure you need much more on a sunny day in this beautiful, artistic... More 

Thank Matteo-Martina E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cafe, British, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA, England (Formerly The Counter)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 7834 275920
An independent canal-side cafe & roastery in Hackney Wick. "If the Counter could lay eggs, it would"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?